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  My father’s spirit left his body in a darkened room six weeks ago. On the wings of his last breath, it ascended – a small cloud of color and energy. Believing, disbelieving – that is what my eyes saw….

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It’s almost here! The 35th annual Southern Festival Books brings over 150 authors to Nashville for interviews and conversation beginning tomorrow morning and running through Sunday. This year it’s being held on the grounds between the Tennessee State Museum and…

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The sea came calling this week, in word and song. I listened, from my parched garden, dried out by September’s sun. Emily Dickinson began… I Started Early – Took My Dog I started Early – Took my Dog – And…

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In a bad mood, I ordered a chocolate cherry smoothie from Clean Juice and went to pick it up. After that, I sat outside on the porch with the dogs in the waning afternoon. I checked in on a couple of…

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